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Nuttall et al. 2014


scientific article | BioInvasions Rec | open access

Lionfish (Pterois volitans [Linnaeus, 1758] and P. miles [Bennett, 1828]) records within mesophotic depth ranges on natural banks in the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico

Nuttall MF, Johnston MA, Eckert RJ, Embesi JA, Hickerson EL, Schmahl GP


Abstract

The Indo-Pacific red lionfish Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) and devil firefish Pterois miles (Bennett, 1828) invasions through the western Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico are reasonably well documented. While lionfish have been reported on multiple natural and artificial reefs in the Gulf of Mexico, this study notes their presence at previously undocumented mesophotic habitats and depths surrounding natural banks in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

Keywords
Meta-data
Depth range
50- 176 m

Mesophotic “mentions”
10 x (total of 1859 words)

Classification
* Presents original data
* Focused on `mesophotic` depth range
* Focused on `mesophotic coral ecosystem`

Fields
Biodiversity
Disturbances
Management and Conservation

Focusgroups
Fishes

Locations
USA - Gulf of Mexico

Platforms
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV)

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